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Planned Parenthood Rides the Coattails of the Tebow Super Bowl Ad

By Brenda Steele

Not to be outdone by the Focus on the Family Tebow pro-life ad to be aired during the Super Bowl Sunday night, PPFA is up to its old tricks. However, this time they’ve had the advantage of help from old friends, Frances Kissling from Catholics for Free Choice and Kate Michelman from NARAL.

The strategy they’re taking to combat the pro-life ad is not to criticize Pam Tebow for her decision not to abort her baby (Tim), but rather to applaud her for making a decision based on “choice” and what was right for her and her family. Thus, the “birth” of two videos has emerged, one features former pro football player, Sean James, and Olympic gold medalist, Al Joyner. This video has the pair espousing the merits of women having the benefit of freedom of choice about all decisions related to their “health” and “their future.” This was learned, of course, from the laps of their mothers who taught them to “respect women” and trust them to make “wise decisions.”

The second video, featuring Cecile Richards, president of PPFA, uses the same strategy as the other. There is no criticism, no finger pointing at Pam Tebow, but rather a celebration of her right to “choose” for herself “privately and without government interference” what was best for her.

Needless to say, as Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International, had to say, “The new tactics being employed by pro-abortion leaders is brilliant.”

Rather than joining in the debate about  the right to life, they, instead, cheer the “right to choose for all” as exhibited by Pam Tebow in her “choice” not to abort.

Of course, missing from these videos is the fact that by choosing abortion, one then is choosing death over life for another. No one has the “right” to make this “choice.” The sanctity of life is a constant and not to be categorized along with the other “choices” we may make in our day-to-day lives. Once a life is implanted in a woman’s womb, this child should receive the “respect” and “rights” due any other human being.

I trust the Americans who view these PPFA ads will know what’s missing.

FRONT ROYAL, Va., Feb. 5 Christian Newswire— For several weeks, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) has been sitting on the sidelines while its cohorts attacked CBS Television for agreeing to air a pro-family commercial during the Super Bowl. It seems the hierarchy of the abortion-committing group did not want to come off looking as ridiculous and petty as their counterparts. Just in time, two former pro-abortion leaders, Frances Kissling of “Catholics” for a Free Choice and Kate Michelman of NARAL Pro-Choice America, have come to the rescue of the rarely silent PPFA.

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